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10 May 07 #214 by sharon
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tryed the calculater in the income section do i put the benefits i recive,since we split i have had to claim houseing benefit and incapacity benefit as he has not given me any cash, im not sure if i put in what my rent is or the ammount i will have to put towards it any help would be gratfully recived

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11 May 07 #218 by wikivorce team
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Unfortunately this early version of the calculator is not really able to manage cases where benefits play a big part.

This area is complex because the benefits you have now may be lost once a Spousal Maintenance award is made - because you then have an income.

You could try this:
- work out which benefits you are sure you will still be entitled to if he has to pay you maintenance.
- enter these benefits as your income.
- if you will still get assistance with rent once you are receiving maintenance then you just need enter the amount you have to contribute.

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